Category Archives: 2011 04 Article Archives

A fresh take

United Fresh addresses some of the top issues of concern to the produce industry, including transportation costs, technology and social media. By Deena M. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The self-service scenario

While grocers have been scaling back on some of their IT investments, one area where they are spending is in self- checkout technology. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

An Independent Voice: Change can do you good

Guided by new leadership, this year’s NGA Convention featured spirited discussions of health care, politics, energy and other challenges facing today’s independent grocers. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns

Raising a glass

Grocers are adding innovative varietals and tweaking their marketing strategies to draw shoppers to the wine category. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy While wine drinkers … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Center Store

Nonfoods Talk: Writing the next chapter

What lessons can supermarkets glean from the fall of Borders? By Seth Mendelson What’s the book on Borders? As has been well documented in … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Gastronomical giant

Woodlands Market towers above the competition with outstanding service, community involvement, scratch bakery, famous meats, mouth-watering prepared foods, a penchant for local products and … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Scripting a change

Given the number of health care modifications on tap, pharmacies will need to beef up their staffing, marketing and technology to stay ahead. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Healthy, wealthy & wise

Olive oils are bringing health benefits, high margins and renewed interest back to Center Store. By Richard Turcsik Forget the Middle East. The real … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Center Store

Shining examples

Improvements to LED and traditional lighting are providing retailers with a wealth of options. By Kim Ann Zimmermann A customer will become aware of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

HBC on the rebound?

HBC buyers say that supermarkets may be starting to win back consumers to their aisles. Can this trend be sustained? By Seth Mendelson Supermarket … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

From the Publisher: Small is big

As other retailers shrink their stores, does it make sense for supermarkets to follow suit? By Seth Mendelson Suddenly big is bad. At least … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns

Here’s to good health… and beauty

Grocers are giving their HBC aisles a makeover and sharpening their product mix to win in this ultra- competitive category. By Craig Levitt In … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Spring in New England

To find out what is hot in the produce category this year, retailers are heading to Boston for the New England Produce Council Produce … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Housewarming party

There was optimism at the recent International Home + Housewares Show, as vendors say the housewares category is performing well, particularly at grocery. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Starting to sizzle

Retailers willing to promote grilling options that go beyond the typical fare are poised for a summer of hot sales in the meat department. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Making a move

Modifications to the government’s dietary guidelines are expected to draw more shoppers to the wellness category this year. By Carol Radice As the political … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Talking Shop with… Steve Ward

The vice president of national accounts for Heineken USA says the company is reaching Millennials with social media and other marketing initiatives. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Making a splash

A gallery of hot and cool products appealed to NAFEM attendees looking to save energy and labor costs while producing high-quality prepared foods. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Talking Shop with… Xavier Poncin

The executive director of SIAL Canada discusses the show’s move to Toronto. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about the move from Montreal to Toronto? Xavier … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Media matters

By Timothy P. McMahon, Ph.D. Generation Y, a segment of the population born between 1977 and 1994, encompasses 80 million consumers with more than … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: The eyes have it

What can retailers learn by literally looking through the eyes of their customers? By Len Lewis If you are in the supermarket one day … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns

North of the border

Produce growers are heading to Canada to celebrate the warm weather and share their latest offerings at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Annual Convention … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The pulse of the industry

The Grocery Headquarters annual State of the Industry Almanac provides retailers with a comprehensive look at sales in dozens of categories. By Grocery Headquarters … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Produce packs a punch

Shoppers looking to eat healthier and cook more meals at home are making the produce department a key stop on their shopping trip. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh